I had the pleasurable experience of afternoon tea at this establishment today and I was happily surprised. I really wasn't looking forward to it given some of the negative reviews, but I am pleased to say this is one of the best teas I have been to ever. The hostess was friendly and seated us immediately. The tea choices were limited but seemed well rounded and I really liked my jasmine. I did ask that my tea leaves be taken away and the waitress did take them but she said they leave them in case we want a second round of the tea since the leaves are stong they can be brewed a second time. I can't imagine finishing one pot of tea let alone two but the answer made sense. The food was beautifully presented and diverse. I'm used to standard tea fare elsewhere but the sandwiches here were larger than I've had elsewhere and really tasty. The cranberry scone was warm and flaky. I don't know if they make them there or not but I really don't care since it was so good. I would have liked a bit more of the cheese and the fruit seemed more like a garnish than part of the meal. The desserts were yummy too. I was full when I got to the desserts but I managed to eat them all anyways. The server was pleasant and the manager checked to make sure everything was to our liking. Everyone seemed very nice, not overbearing and I was able to relax and enjoy myself. Overall, this was probably one of the best tearooms I've visited. I'm looking forward to going again.